Thursday, May 7, 2020

Vintage Rainbow Afghan | Upcycle for Grandaughter

Many, many moons ago
(that reminds me, did any of you see the "Flower Moon" last night? Incredible!)

I made this little baby afghan for one of our granddaughters.

Her eighth birthday is this month and she asked if the blanket could be 
enlarged beyond the baby blanket size.
Talk about warming my heart!
Her mom thoughtfully mailed the blanket to me for adjustments.

This is the original:
It's the Vintage Crocheted Blanket Pattern
purchased from

Since I've been crocheting with the same yarn for the past ten years, 
I had nearly every color of either Scheepjes Colour Crafter or Stylecraft Special DK
 needed in my stash.
(You can only imagine my delight!)

A variety of stitches were used to extend the length and width,


like this:
Sometimes when one free-forms it some strange things can happen...
The first six rows were double v-stitches from the pattern then all of a sudden
the rows turned into shells (5 dc)....hmmmmm.....

 Here's the beginning of the first shell (double v-stitch) row after each end was extended.

The finished "Upcycle":
I'm so excited to send this off in time for the big day!

This has definitely been a
project!

and I hope you are enjoying one too!

Warmly,

Astri

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